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Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup

This Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup is pure comfort food! A lightened up version of a classic potato soup, that’s easy to make and is so creamy and delicious! This potato soup can be made on the stove or in an instant pot! It’s sure to be a family favorite!

Makes 8 ( 1 and 1/3 cup) servings

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What ingredients do I need to make this Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup?

  • Light butter– I use Land O’Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • Onion– finely chopped
  • All-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • Garlic- finely chopped
  • Fresh thyme-chopped
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Russet potatoes-about 5 medium, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • Fat free half-and-half or milk of your choice- I love using fat free half and half in this soup to make it thick and creamy. You can use any milk as a substitute but please know the soup won’t be as creamy if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk as it would if you use fat free half and half.
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Non fat Greek yogurt 

Can this soup be made on the stove instead of in the Instant Pot?

Yes! You can make this soup on the stove. You can find the direction listed below for the stove top.

How do I make this Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup?

Set Instant Pot to “Sauté” setting.  Add light butter and diced onion and sauté onion while stirring occasionally, until they become soft and clear.

Stir in flour, garlic, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 1 minute more.

Pour in chicken broth and stir until flour is dissolved, about 30 seconds.

Add potatoes, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. 

Cover pot, then set to Pressure Cook on High and set timer for 8 minutes. Slow release pressure.

Uncover pot and stir in fat free half and half and Greek yogurt. Using an immersion blender, blend until some chunky bits of potato remain.

Top with your favorite toppings such as: cooked bacon pieces, cheddar cheese, green onion, fresh parsley, and/or non fat sour cream for additional points.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp light butter- I use Land’O Lakes light butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lb. russet potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup fat free half-and-half or milk of your choice
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt 
  • Garnish with bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh parsley or chives for additional points, if desired. 

Instant Pot Directions:: 

  1. Set Instant Pot to “Sauté” setting.  Add light butter and diced onion and sauté onion while stirring occasionally, until they become soft and clear. 
  2. Stir in flour, garlic, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 1 minute more. Pour in chicken broth and stir until flour is dissolved, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. 
  4. Cover pot, then set to Pressure Cook on High and set timer for 8 minutes. Slow release pressure.
  5. Uncover pot and stir in fat free half and half and Greek yogurt. Using an immersion blender, blend until some chunky bits of potato remain.
  6. Top with your favorite toppings such as: cooked bacon pieces, cheddar cheese, green onion, fresh parsley, and/or non fat sour cream for additional points.

Stove Top Directions:

  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot melt butter and add diced onion to the pot. Sauté until onions become soft and clear. 
  2. Stir in flour, garlic, and thyme and cook, for 1 more minute. Then add diced peeled potatoes, chicken broth, skim or unsweetened almond milk, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Bring to soup to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender (about 10 minutes).
  4. Reduce the heat to low and remove 5 cups of the soup.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend until some chunky bits of potato remain.
  6.  Stir in fat free half and half or milk of your choice and non fat Greek yogurt.
  7. Top with your favorite toppings such as: cooked bacon pieces, cheddar cheese, green onion, fresh parsley, and/or non fat sour cream for additional points.

Makes 8 ( 1 and 1/3 cup) servings

4 WW Points® per serving if using fat free half and half

3 WW Points® per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk

How do I track this recipe in my WW app? 

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The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

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Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup

Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup

This Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup is pure comfort food! A lightened up version of a classic potato soup, that's easy to make and is so creamy and delicious! This potato soup can be made on the stove or in an instant pot! It's sure to be a family favorite!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp light butter- I use Land'O Lakes light butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 lb. russet potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup fat free half-and-half or milk of your choice
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt 
  • Garnish with bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh parsley or chives for additional points, if desired.

Instructions

    Instant Pot Directions:

    1. Set Instant Pot to "Sauté" setting.  Add light butter and diced onion and sauté onion while stirring occasionally, until they become soft and clear. 
    2. Stir in flour, garlic, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 1 minute more. Pour in chicken broth and stir until flour is dissolved, about 30 seconds.
    3. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. 
    4. Cover pot, then set to Pressure Cook on High and set timer for 8 minutes. Slow release pressure.
    5. Uncover pot and stir in fat free half and half and Greek yogurt. Using an immersion blender, blend until some chunky bits of potato remain.
    6. Top with your favorite toppings such as: cooked bacon pieces, cheddar cheese, green onion, fresh parsley, and/or non fat sour cream for additional points.

    Stovetop Directions:

    1. In a Dutch oven or large pot melt butter and add diced onion to the pot. Sauté until onions become soft and clear. 
    2. Stir in flour, garlic, and thyme and cook, for 1 more minute. Then add diced peeled potatoes, chicken broth, skim or unsweetened almond milk, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
    3. Bring to soup to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender (about 10 minutes).
    4. Reduce the heat to low; using an immersion blender, blend until some chunky bits of potato remain.
    5.  Stir in fat free half and half or milk of your choice and non fat Greek yogurt.
    6. Top with your favorite toppings such as: cooked bacon pieces, cheddar cheese, green onion, fresh parsley, and/or non fat sour cream for additional points.

    Makes 8 ( 1 and 1/3 cup) servings

    4 WW Points® per serving if using fat free half and half

    3 WW Points® per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE: 4 smartpoints® per serving if using fat free half and half or 3 smartpoints® per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk PURPELE:0 smartpoints® if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 44gNet Carbohydrates: 38gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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Allison

Wednesday 15th of March 2023

Quick question: under the stovetop directions, it says to add the half and half or milk in two different spots, step number 2 and step number 5. Do you add milk or half and half two different times?

Danyalle

Friday 3rd of March 2023

I made this tonight ... it was DELISH!!! I was wondering if I could freeze leftovers?

Ann

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Recipe sounds great. However, it's unclear how much non fat yogurt to add. 1/2 teaspoon, or 1/2 tablespoon, or 1/2 cup? Please clarify.

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

1/2 cup of non fat plain Greek yogurt

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

It should read 1/2 cup. Thanks for catching that. Have a great day

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